Coalition acts on Fair Indexation

12 Mar 2013

In a media statement released today, the Coalition advised that the Senate will shortly consider the Veterans Affairs Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 which makes a series of minor, technical and non-controversial amendments to legislation affecting veterans and their families.

You will recall that in this Bills reading in the House of Representatives, the Coalition while supporting the amendments, sought to move its amendments to deliver Fair Indexation with this legislation: their amendments were defeated. 

Now with this Bills passage through the Senate, the Coalition will again seek to amend it with inserting a new Schedule which is the same as the Coalitions Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits Amendment (Fair Indexation) Bill 2010 that was defeated in the Senate on 16 June 2011.

The Coalitions policy on the matter is that in Government in its first budget it will introduce its Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits Amendment (Fair Indexation Bill) 2010